Jangle

Definition of Jangle

Jan´gle
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Jangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jangling .]
1.To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.
2.To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.
3.To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.
Good wits will be jangling; but, gentles, agree.
- Shak.
Prussian Trenck . . . jargons and jangles in an unmelodious manner.
- Carlyle.
v. t.1.To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with.
Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune, and harsh.
- Shak.
n.1.
1.Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.
2.Discordant sound; wrangling.
3.The unmelodious ringing of multiple metallic objects striking together, such as a set of small bells.
The musical jangle of sleigh bells.
- Longfellow.

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